Published: Sat, March 24, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

God of War Director Pitched 'One Shot' Trick for Tomb Raider

God of War Director Pitched 'One Shot' Trick for Tomb Raider

Just a month removed from release, creative director Cory Barlog took to Twitter to announce that the gold master disc has been burned for God of War and the game's development is finally complete. This, he said, was something that he originally pitched for Tomb Raider, though his efforts were unsuccessful.

While Barlog has been at Sony Santa Monica Studio for many years now, he at one point left the studio to work on the new Lara Croft action-adventure title. "Like they'd say, you've got a insane idea, we're going to support you, regardless of how much of a leap off of a cliff it is".

"I've had a bee in my bonnet about the one-shot camera for quite a long time and you know, I got a lot of resistance", he said. As a matter of fact, he wasn't even entirely sure if those who relented and made a decision to see his vision for the game through with the one-shot camera trick were fully on board with the choice. This is not easy to pull off, it's a hard technique in even a movie neither a game but Santa Monica Studio still did it. "I was already starting to talk to people about new roles at Sony and then I think I realized this [God of War] is the one I can do it on". Apparently, many of those who were averse to the "Single-Shot Effect" are now believers, as the God of War director stated, "I'm getting leads from various departments and animators and artists from the Studio coming into my office and saying, okay, I get it".

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God of War is set to launch on April 20, 2018 for PlayStation 4.

"Thank you to everyone for your support of an industry that allows me to prolong my childhood indefinitely and make a living telling people stories", he wrote.

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